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    Pre-order of light as leaving. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases September 17, 2019

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Cassettes are available in a limited edition of 100 copies in white bone color and will be shipped from Slovakia.

    Each purchase will include traditional Slovakian sweets, Z Tapes sticker, thank you note and the brand new tape!

    Includes digital pre-order of light as leaving. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    A triple cassette bundle with three orchid mantis' cassette releases:

    kulla sunset
    orchid-mantis.bandcamp.com/album/kulla-sunset-2

    yellow house
    orchid-mantis.bandcamp.com/album/yellow-house

    light as leaving
    orchid-mantis.bandcamp.com/album/light-as-leaving

    Cassettes will be shipped from Slovakia.

    Each purchase will include traditional sweets, small pin/button, Z Tapes stickers, thank you note and brand new tapes!

    Limited copies.

    Includes digital pre-order of light as leaving. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    digital album releases September 17, 2019
    item ships out on or around September 23, 2019
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cop lights
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3.
4.
closer / get back

about

the first of two small collections of songs written and recorded after yellow house. after three consecutive albums working at a certain sound i wanted to give myself space to experiment without expectations & introduce fresh ideas. on this one, i pushed myself to try some things i couldn't seem to get right in the past, while drawing from a lot of what i'd learned recording the last album. the title is from some lyrics i ended up scrapping, but the phrase stuck with me enough to attach itself to these songs.

this phase of living is a constant process of moving and leaving. moving in and out of homes, working different jobs. many of the people i'm closest with are gone much of the year. everything can feel weightless and transitory when that kind of permanence is absent. but then, i feel like that's something you look back on with intense nostalgia later in life, everything is weird that way.

email me if you can't afford/want to talk
latesummersun@gmail.com

credits

releases September 17, 2019

all songs written & recorded by thomas howard
thanks to matt deakin for songwriting contributions on cop lights

ZT123 ~ Z Tapes Records ~ 2019

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orchid mantis Atlanta, Georgia

found sounds, tape collages, and pop songs about forgetting.

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Track Name: where you are (feat. josh augustin)
looking at a photograph
been so long that i'd forgotten
wish i knew the day it passed
feeling older by the season

don't know where you are
can't tell you how it's gone
tried to tough it out
made it out somehow

remember that time
it's a place in your mind
you can always go back

i was only passing by
wrapped up in the city lights
see the blur and the train cars
on and on

staring from an overpass
fields that fade and skies that last
on return the world grows still
viewed through scattered windows
and i wonder still

you can always go back
Track Name: no one else around
slow down
living in this hell
i was caught out
swept up in the tides
and i'm drowning now
wanting nothing else
but to be there
with no one else around

left undone
don't know why
lose someone

half-light
sitting in the sun
by the campsite
could've been someone
but i'm nowhere now
living in my head
until the seasons
cycle back around

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